No One is Going to Tell You How to Do It
Volunteer firefighters are noble, honorable, and charitable. These men and women do everything paid firefighters do for free often making personal sacrifices to do so. Besides coming to the aid of neighbors in trouble, volunteers often work full-time jobs and have a family. So, how do volunteers balance their commitment to the community, family, and their jobs? We don’t have all the answers. No one does. But, we went right to the source and asked our customers – volunteers just like you.
Just like becoming a parent doesn’t come with instructions – neither does becoming a volunteer firefighter. You may join the department because you want to make your community a safer place or because you’re an adrenaline seeker. The most important thing to realize is no one is going to tell you how to balance volunteering, working, and your family life. Some will do it with no problems, and others will struggle. The most important thing is to find what works for you. Check out the tips below and apply what works best.